PG programs take 3-4 academic years to complete (depends on the program).
The applicants are enrolled according to the results of the entrance examinations (three entrance exams — http://www.msu.ru/entrance/aspirantura.php ).
FIRST STEP — CHOOSE THE FACULTY YOU WANT TO STUDY AT AND CONTACT
THE FACULTY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS AND EXAMS
The list of all Faculties is available at http://www.msu.ru/en/address/index.html
SECOND STEP — COME TO MOSCOW, RUSSIA AND BRING ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS WITH YOU
THIRD STEP — PROVIDE THE FACULTY WITH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
FORTH STEP — SUCCESSFULLY PASS EXAMS
FIFTH STEP — RECEIVE THE INVITATION LETTER
To get a letter of invitation, necessary for receiving a student visa, please send (via mail, fax or e-mail) the following documents to the Department of international studies of the chosen faculty:
Upon consideration of Your documents You will be sent the letter of invitation. Please find out the details of getting visa in the Russian Embassy in Your country. It takes about 45 days to get the letter of invitation, that is why You are recommended to send all the documents as soon as possible.
SIXTH STEP — CONCLUDE THE AGREEMENT WITH THE FACULTY
The Agreement would be concluded on the Faculty (and with the Faculty) that You are applying to.
For that You need to:
The translation of the academic documents into Russian must be notarized in Russia or certified by the Russian Embassy or Consulate in the country where documents were issued.
The AIDS and other medical tests must be made in one of the MSU hospitals.
If Your university issuing Your documents with the delay, Your university should supply You with a substantial letter proving that You will receive Your diploma and specify the date.
Your expenses can be estimated as follows: